The Quick & Dirty:

  • 9+ years in the biz, 10 messing around
  • All the latest in HTML, CSS, JS & PHP (Sorry, no .net or Ruby skills yet)
  • Cross-browser compatible code from Photoshop or Illustrator files.. or napkins!
  • Custom Specialities in Wordpress theming & plugins, Twitter & jQuery
  • Subversion, server-log analysis, and blocking hack-attempts (of late).
  • Data/Project Geek. I ♥ timelines.

I’ve compiled some handy PHP functions I’ve had to whip up. More extensive code-samples are also available.

Wordpress-from-Photoshop/Illustrator

Wordpress-from-static HTML

Wordpress-from-Photoshop

javascript

FireShell + DocPad?

This is a fine introduction/package/setup of all the things I’ve been hearing other savvy devs chit-chat about for the past few years. However, it still doesn’t answer the CMS question: Just because you can make a fine HTML+CSS+JS site, doesn’t mean it’s WordPress/Drupal theme compatible – those two packages add in their own CSS classes, …

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WordPress Theming is actually Programming.. or, “Look, I’m all grown up now”

These past 2 weeks at work, I’ve learned a lot about optimization; you could say it’s been a “reality check.” Last week, I took time to check response times on websites we host on Godaddy. Taking the plain HTML+CSS times as a baseline for size, resources & speed (very fast), I started to wonder what …

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Quick-and-dirty Responsive Layouts

So there’s the great thing called response.js. It’s the solution often presented as ideal. But it’s a bit overkill. I want a fast, light, small script that will do the job, without all the media-query overhead. [script lang='js'] [/script] So here it is.. works with any jQuery enabled site, and simply adds a ‘.mobile’ class …

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jQuery Form+Cufon = IE8 error. Just another day on the job…

There are some things which you shouldn’t do. Editing WordPress’ “core” is one of them. But when debugging, there’s 2 routes to go: deeper, into lower-level code, or higher, trying to avoid the situation. Those who are more detail-oriented like me might tend towards the lower-level fixes.. On to the point: It seems one should …

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The Lifespan of your Code

When to stop coding around inherent bugs/flaws. AKA, how the y2k bug got started.

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JS element justification

So in an over-exuberant (and low-sleep) moment, I coded this one up. Say ya wanna have 5 elements on a page evenly spaced out, but you can’t depend on .. anything. Under normal circumstances a sane person would just use a table, with text-align:center & td.padding. Nope. Not me. I do things the hard way: …

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